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Simple Tips: Application Image Processing

| Tags: Evan Lang, Tips

A lot of people are familiar with the WriteableBitmapEx project on Codeplex. I got an opportunity to use it in a recent project of mine, and although many of its functions are very helpful, I noticed a couple common image processing functions it was missing. It supports resizable blits (with bilinear filtering), flips, and rotates,… Read more »

Silverlight TV – Windows Phone Tips

| Tags: Tips, Uncategorized, Windows Phone 7

Ever wonder how a list of images loads and scrolls in your Windows Phone application? Our Director of UX technology, Jobi Joy, joins John Papa on Silverlight TV to discuss how to handle image scenarios, as wells as how he gains extra performance in his applications. Jobi also has a blog post that explains exactly… Read more »

Deep Dive MVVM at #MIX11

| Tags: Laurent Bugnion, Tips

IdentityMine Integrator and Microsoft MVP, Laurent Bugnion (@lbugnion) presented Deep Dive MVVM at MIX11 yesterday to a packed house.  The session was a follow up to Laurent’s MVVM presentation at MIX10 and was intended to answer some of the more common questions that Laurent received over the past year. Laurent’s posted code samples from his… Read more »

Increasing Touch Surface

| Tags: Laurent Bugnion, Mobile, Tips, Uncategorized, Windows Phone 7

@lbugnion offers keen insights into development for touch surfaces, including optimal screen size, using transparent backgrounds, and negative margins.  Check it out at his blog here! Excerpt: Remember to maximize the touch surface for your controls. Plan your design in consequence by reserving enough room around each control to allow their hit surface to be expanded… Read more »

Theming Tips for Windows Phone 7 #WP7

| Tags: John Zolezzi, Mobile, Windows Phone 7

Update: find sample code here: Adding themes to your mobile application can give the user more control over the UI beyond the default OS themes.  Here are some tips we learned when adding theme support. No Binding for Theme Support Since we are running on a phone, we didn’t use binding for our theme… Read more »

Basic Xcode keyboard shortcuts

| Tags: Tips

IdentityMine superstar, Josh Smith has invited us on his journey as a .NET developer in Apple software’s world.  He’s provided a cheat sheet of the shortcuts he depends on most.  His post includes shortcuts for Getting Help; Text Navigation; Text Editing; and Debugging. Find the full post here!

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